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Study of Stanford student athletes provides new insights into injury impacts

October 10, 2015

Before most of the more than 12 million student athletes in the United States are allowed to kick, throw or hit a ball, they must fill out several pages of health forms, often called pre-participation evaluations. This is typically done by hand, as are injury updates, making it difficult for doctors or researchers to draw conclusions about the scale and impact of student athlete injuries. Read More

Hypertension in professional football players likely results from trauma on the field

October 9, 2015

The regular physical trauma that appears to put professional football players at risk for degenerative brain disease may also increase their risk for hypertension and cardiovascular disease, researchers say. Read More

Remembering Pauly D—a most special man

October 8, 2015

The athletic training community lost a dear friend on Sept. 4 with the passing of Paul DeMartinis, director of sales and marketing for Medco Sports Medicine. “Pauly D” was a huge proponent of athletic training and many in the field have lost a best friend. He would have turned 60 on Sept. 16. Read More


October 7, 2015

Keeping the Squad in Condition to Play (excerpts)

By Jack Hulme, Athletic Trainer, Pennsylvania State College

Jack Hulme is one of the most alert trainers in the country. He is thorough and deep-thinking and proves the value a trainer can be to his coach. His ideas will be helpful to the coach who, of necessity, must be his own trainer. Read More

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Give your athletes the support they need… With Nano Flex Compression Supports

October 6, 2015

Cramer’s line of Nano Flex compression supports for the ankle, knee, calf and elbow are an ideal solution when you need targeted compression to enhance performance or speed recovery. Read More

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